If you're traveling to the Caribbean for the beaches, don't waste time at the resort---rent a car!! Revel in the stunning beauty of St.Thomas/St.John at your own pace. Get a map and beach it at Magan's Bay and the local beach adjacent to 'Coral World'. Take the car to Red Hook, get on the ferry to St. John,--it's minutes away-- rent a car there, and visit every beach you can in a day-- you will be dazzled by the unique beauty of each; Eagle beach is popular, but Cinnamon Bay is by far more beautiful than any of the beaches of Aruba, Curacao, St. Kitts, Nevis, AND the Cayman Islands! Don't forget your snorkel gear!! Happy Honeymoon!
For the Honeymoon Couple,
My wife and I were married 5 months ago and went to FR for our honeymoon as well....it was great!
List of things you MUST do:
Eat and Joe's on the beach for lunch and get the nachos!
Eat at the Blue Havannah the first and last night you get there. Call ahead of time and ask for the "best table in the house for 2"...they will know they table and get you too it. Make sure you plan the dinner around the table being open. Order whatever you want on the menu.
Don't rent a car...too big of a pain. We didn't and were glad.
Go to Megan's Bay....a must.
Go to St. Johns for a day. make sure to go to Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay...musts.
The Marriott beach has waves and is crowded...so it is a MUST to go to these other bays. Megan's and Trunk are both crowded, but no waves at all hardly.
Our favorite Bay was Smith Bay (also has another name too that I can't remember).
DON'T go into town. If you want more spending money plan an hour to see the villa time shares and get the $100 to spend on more food or the massages.
Don't go into town. Crowded and a waste of time.
Try to get on the top floor in the Reef, we loved the view, but it was a walk from the beach. The hot tub by the Reef is freightening, but don't worry, they have more by the morning star that are nice to sit in as well.
...and, if you want to spend a little more and really hit the secluded beaches around rent a boat and get a captain from the tour desk and take it out for a day...they'll take you anywhere...looking back i'm glad we relaxed a lot, but BVIs, Sandy Spit, Yost could have been very awesome!
We had a great time. Enjoy!
I agree with Caribchic that St John is a must. The beaches are far and away better then any others I have been to (Hawaii, Aruda, Cancun etc.). I think the biggest issue you will have is to rent or not to rent a car. We rented a car ($350) for the week not sure it was worth it. I think we drove a total of 80 miles and that included taking the car to St. John. Hertz doesn't allow you to take its rental cars to St. John so we rented from Avis. Hope this helps.
I would suggest you contact HighPockets at http://pws.prserv.net/sailhighpockets/. The owers are both captains, Jim and Kathleen. They have a great arrangement that will make for a memorable day. My fiancee' and I go there every May and book 2 days, usually Tue and Thur. The "High Pockets" was built by the same folks who built the Interpid which won the Americ'a Cup in 1967 and 1970 and is basically a 50% scale of that ship. You can requst a private trip so that you have the trip all to yourselves. They leave in the morning and take you to places where you can snorkel or just sit in the shade and enjoy champagne with cheese and crackers, while Kathleen prepares a gormet lunch just for the two of you. If you have an Ipod or want to make special requests for music, they will accomodate your wishes. The price is well worth having sucha special day. If you prefer a sunset cruise, they can do that too. They are great company and will give you a sailing lesson should you wish one during the trip. If you enjoy sailing, you will have an experience that you will never forget and always cherish.
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